A new report is call for Papua New Guinea's leaders to urgently change course and end the reliance on mining and logging.
The PNG civil society group, Act Now! with Jubilee Australia and the California based Oakland Institute has this month released "From Extraction to Inclusion."
They have shown that big extraction projects, oil and gas, copper and gold, and harvesting vast amounts of forest and planting oil palm, have done little to improve the lives of Papua New Guineans.
The Act Now! spokeperson, Eddie Tanago told Don Wiseman the wishes of the people have got to be put at the centre of any development discussion.